How far will a million dollars go to help hungry families? The Utah Food Bank and other charitable organizations in Salt Lake City will soon know the answer to that, after the city took first place in Wal-Mart’s Fighting Hunger Together campaign over Facebook. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson spoke with Jim Pugh, CEO of the Utah Food Bank.
The first winter inversion of the new year has settled in along the Wasatch Front, bringing with it red air quality conditions in the Salt Lake Valley. And according to National Weather Service meteorologist Glen Merrill, relief won’t come until the weekend.
In a display of support for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, the city council decided last night not to override his veto of the Parley’s Historic Nature Park management plan in a two-to-five vote. Two of the four council members who originally supported the plan voted against the override, including Stan Penfold.
The Sugar House streetcar line was the focus of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s fourth state of the city address last night. Speaking to the city council, Becker mentioned his campaign promise to make the project a reality within five years.
After six years leading the Utah Department of Health, Executive Director David Sundwall announced his resignation yesterday. The state’s health commissioner has had no shortage of problems to deal with in recent years, from the H1N1 flu epidemic to enrollment surges in Medicaid and a state lawmaker’s proposal that his whole department be eliminated.
After announcing his re-election plans, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker shouldn’t have much trouble winning a second term, according to political observers. But that doesn’t mean he’s on everyone’s good side.